In December 18, 2019, Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung SmartThings, and the Zigbee Alliance, among others, announced the launch of Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP). This project aimed to simplify the development process for smart home manufacturers and improve interoperability and compatibility among different devices. On May 11, 2021, the CHIP project protocol was officially named "Matter," and simultaneously, the Zigbee Alliance was renamed the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). On October 4, 2022, the Matter 1.0 standard was officially released and opened for certification. On May 18, 2023, the CSA Alliance officially released the Matter 1.1 standard. As of early 2023, nearly 300+ companies worldwide have joined the CSA Alliance to participate in the development, product application, and promotion of the Matter standard.
Matter is an application-layer standard built on top of the IP protocol. It supports underlying transport protocols like Thread, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and uses BLE protocol for commissioning. The emergence of the Matter standard breaks down barriers between different ecosystems, making interoperability of smart home devices a reality.
HOPERF has joined the CSA Connectivity Standards Alliance and Thread Alliance, becoming a high-level member, committed to promoting the application of Matter technology in China. Additionally, HOPERF is recognized by the CSA Alliance as a PAA (Product Accreditation Authority) organization and has obtained DAC certificate issuance qualifications, allowing it to issue DAC certificates for Matter devices.
HOPERF's one-stop Matter solution offers Matter over Thread and Matter over Wi-Fi modules, as well as Matter software customization development services. This helps smart home device manufacturers quickly upgrade their existing products to meet Matter standards, reducing R&D costs and shortening product development cycles, thereby accelerating product launch. HOPERF's Matter solution is mature, stable, and reliable, aimed at helping customers quickly deploy Matter products and gain a competitive edge in the market.